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Daphnee Hui Lin LEE is a sociologist by training and researcher in education who employs a sociological lens. She is an Associate Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong. Daphnee has a lifelong passion for understanding how change shapes professional identities and how professionals empower themselves in the face of change. Her research journey recently focuses on how school leaders and professional developers may empower teacher collaboration for educational change and school improvement through professional learning communities. Daphnee investigates the identities and values underpinning professional practice and learning with a theory she developed on identity grafting. In her book on Managing Chineseness (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2017), Daphnee examines the theoretical implications Chinese professional identities through the concept of identity grafting. Prior to EdUHK, Daphnee started the earlier phases of her academic scholarship at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University. Her Ph.D. work at the Australian National University laid the foundations to the sociological explanation of empirical work on the way identities are constructed and exercised, linking individual, social, and organizational experiences to global reforms and movements.

Research interests

Research Interests

Teacher Professional Identity, Professional Learning Communities, and Professionalism

Sociology of Education

Political economy and Broader Context of Education

Teaching Interests

Professional identity and professionalism

Collaboration in professional learning communities

Research Methods

External Appointments

1. 2014- Research Convenor, Teacher Learning and Professional Development task force, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2. 2014 - Member, International Comparative Studies task force, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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